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Works: 2,232 works in 5,084 publications in 8 languages and 40,630 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Sacred books 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Originator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Contributor
Classifications: BL1900.C5, 299.51482
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Most widely held works about Zhuangzi
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The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
The complete works of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner chapters by Zhuangzi( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from a founding classic of Taoism, these chapters are the only portions believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself. "On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge iteself."--Jacket
Basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for more than two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven "inner chapters, " which form the heart of the book, three of the "outer chapters, " and one of the "miscellaneous chapters." Watson also provides an introduction, which places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture
Chuang tzŭ, Taoist philosopher and Chinese mystic by Zhuangzi( Book )

36 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Chinese text known as CHUANG TZU has been translated into English many times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering--the result of a unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar. At turns playful and acerbic, the book presents a philosophy of life that is politically radical and deeply spiritual
Chuang tzŭ: mystic, moralist, and social reformer by Zhuangzi( Book )

45 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great founders of Taoism, Chuang Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. Like the Lieh Tzu and the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu perceives the Tao - the Way of Nature - not as a term to be explained but as a path to walk. 'The Tao that is clear is not the Tao'; experience is all." "The Book of Chuang Tzu enters into debate with logic and dances around philosophy, making Confucian earnestness - along with the pretensions of emperors, bureaucrats and sages - the frequent butt of its jokes. Radical and subversive, employing wit, humour and shock-tactics, the Chuang Tzu is concerned not with government but with the life and growth of the individual spirit."--Jacket
Wandering on the way : early Taoist tales and parables of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although less well known in the West than the Tao Te Ching, the work of Chuang Tzu is every bit its equal as a classic of Taoist thought. But this collection of tales, poems, and parables is also one of the wittiest and most playful books in world literature. In this vivid, contemporary translation, Victor Mair captures the quintessential life and spirit of Chuang Tzu while remaining faithful tot he original text"--Back cover
Chuang-tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( Book )

37 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reprints an ancient Chinese work from the late Warring States period (3rd century BC) that contains stories and anecdotes exemplifying the carefree nature of the ideal Taoist sage. Chuang Tzu’s philosophy represents the main current of Taoist teachings, and his text is widely regarded as both deeply insightful and a great achievement in the Chinese poetical essay form. The version presented was translated by Feng Yu-lan, the famous Chinese philosopher, who puts more emphasis on Chuang Tzu’s philosophy than do previous attempts. William James once said that every great philosopher has a personal vision. When one has grasped that vision, the whole system can be easily understood. And Crocé once said that the greater a philosophical system is, the simpler the central idea. Although the present translation is limited to the first seven chapters of Chuang Tzu’s writings, it accurately conveys his main vision and ideas
Musings of a Chinese mystic; selections from the philosophy of Chuang Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

50 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhuangzi speaks : the music of nature by Zhizhong Cai( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the sayings of Zhuangzi rendered into cartoon form and translated into English
Chuang-tzŭ : the seven inner chapters and other writings from the book Chuang-tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inner Chapters are the oldest pieces of the larger collection of writings by several fourth, third, and second century B.C. authors that constitute the classic of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzŭ (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzŭ himself
Zhuangzi : the essential writings with selections from traditional commentaries by Zhuangzi( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index are also included
The Complete works of Zhuangzi by Zhuangzi( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person?or group of people?known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates
The wisdom of Zhuang Zi on Daoism by Zhuangzi( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is concerned with the philosophy of Daoism based on the adapted beliefs of Zhuang Zi (369-286 B.C.), and not the religion of Daoism, which developed centuries later. A gifted philosopher and a literary giant as well as a keen observer and a humanist, Zhuang Zi developed Daoism in his own way. Furthermore, as a cynical philosopher, he was against the establishment and critical of the teachings of the sages." "Throughout the years there have been several editions of Zhuang Zi's book with significant differences in certain parts of the text. Not every word in the book came from Zhuang Zi's pen. Contributions were made by his disciples and there have been many changes to the original text: errors in hand copying the text, in mistaking notations for text, and in outright forgery throughout centuries. Chen Guying's 1976 edition of the book, an eclectic study of all the editions that identifies probable forgeries, is used as the text reference in the present translation." "This work is the first translation to include annotations and commentaries in addition to hundreds of notes. These provisions will help guide readers to get the most out of the text. Courses related to Asian literature and philosophy would benefit greatly by using this book."--BOOK JACKET
The butterfly's dream by Ippo Keido( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient China, a man falls asleep beneath a willow tree and dreams he is a butterfly. Based on the stories of the Chou Dynasty Taoist philosopher, Zhuangzi
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The complete works of Chuang Tzu
Alternative Names

controlled identityZhuang, Zhou



Chouang, Chou

Chuang, Chou

Chuang, Chou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang Tse.

Chuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang Tsi

Chuang Tsu

Chuang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Chuang-tzǔ, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chwang, Chow


Chwang, Tszě, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.



Ciuang ze







Dsi, Dschuang





Maestro Zhuang

Mistrz Zhuang.


So, Shu



Soshi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.



Tchoang-tzeu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchouang, Tcheou


Tchouang Tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchwang-Tseh, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Thsêng-tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tšānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tschuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tse, Chuang

Tsjwang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tsjwang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tšuwānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšuwānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tswang, Tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tzu, Chuang

Zhou, Zhuang.

Zhuang, Maestro

Zhuang, Master

Zhuang Ze.

Zhuang, Zhou

Zhuang, Zhou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang, Zi

Zhuang Zi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang Zu.


Zhurang Zhou.

Zixiu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.



ソウ, シュウ


子休, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


莊, 周


庄子, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.




莊周, 0370-0300 av. J.-C.

庄周, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


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